August 21, 2014 - 9:12 AM
KAMLOOPS - Repairs to the leaky walls and ceilings at the Tournament Capital Centre Fieldhouse will be completed this fall, about a year after council committed to the repairs.
The vapour barrier was identified as being ineffective and has been causing condensation when the outside temperature is just above zero Celsius. The water has then leaked into west concourse and upper hallway areas of the facility. On heavier days a few buckets of water would be collected per day.
Council agreed in September to have the necessary work done after a year-long investigation into the cause was complete. Now that the contract has been approved, work can finally move forward.
Most of the work will be completed on the exterior and crews will strip down the cladding to identify the areas of vapour barrier that need to be repaired. The hope is to be able to use the current materials instead of replacing them. Any work that needs to be completed inside will be scheduled for less busy times.
The work is scheduled to begin almost immediately and is scheduled to be completed within 13 weeks. The repairs are expected to easily fall within the $855,000 budget, which was approved in 2013, though the city could still see the costs covered by the builder.
The city is trying to work with the designer, Stantec Architecture Ltd. and the general contractor, D&T Developments Ltd., in the remediation process but will look to cover the costs of repairs from the companies through legal action if necessary.
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